Rockwell Automation and Buckles-Smith Host Water/Wastewater Industry Dinner

March 17, 2014

Rockwell Automation and Buckles-Smith Host WaterWastewater Industry Dinner

San Ramon, CA – March 17th, 2014 – Last Thursday evening Buckles-Smith Electric, in partnership with Rockwell Automation, hosted engineering consultants and end users from the Water/Wastewater Industry to dinner at the Crow Canyon Country Club in San Ramon, California.  The dinner was an opportunity for engineering consultants and end users from all over Northern California to network and educate themselves in the latest technology trends specific to the Water/Wastewater Industry.

During the event technical consultants from Rockwell Automation, TCI, ERPortal and Hammond Power Solutions reviewed topics pertinent to Water/Wastewater system design.  The event speakers presented critical topics such as enterprise data management, asset management and energy savings.    

A presentation by Veronica Cazares, District Engineer from Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler County Sanitation District, stole the show for the evening.  Cazares showcased projects her team has completed over the past three years, which incorporated Rockwell Automation’s PlantPAx Process Automation System technology.  From a user perspective, Cazares demonstrated how investment in her plant’s electrical and physical infrastructure improved the plant’s safety criteria, energy efficiency and operational management.  Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler County Sanitation District’s recent awards speak for themselves — 2014 Plant of the Year, 2014 Supervisor of the Year and 2014 Member Recognition.  Demonstrating from a user perspective how Cazares’s team achieved her organization’s goals emphasized the message from the vendors regarding the value and benefit of their solutions.    

In the next three years the Northern California Water/Wastewater Industry anticipates spending over $125M on electrical infrastructure alone.  Events such as this industry dinner allow Buckles-Smith and its key vendors to develop relationships and act as a solution provider to Northern Californian engineering consultants and end users.

Founded in San Jose in 1939, Buckles-Smith is the largest independent electrical supplier in Northern California.  Buckles-Smith provides its customers with broad local inventory, next day delivery/same day pick-up, technical support, training seminars, inventory management and ecommerce services.

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